Critic's Choice

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  • Approved
  • 1963
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.7  (1,117)

In Critic's Choice, which was released in 1963, Bob Hope plays the role of Parker Ballantine, a theatre critic who is struggling to find inspiration for his next play. Lucille Ball plays his wife, Angela Ballantine, who is a successful actress in the film industry. As Parker becomes increasingly frustrated with his writing, he starts to question his own talent as a critic and playwright.

One day, Parker receives a script from an unknown writer named B.J. (played by Marilyn Maxwell). He is impressed by her work and decides to make her play his next project. However, problems arise when Angela also reads B.J.'s script and decides to star in the lead role, causing tension between her and her husband.

The movie comically explores the relationship between Parker and Angela as they navigate their professional and personal lives. As Parker struggles to balance his work and his marriage, he begins to question whether he wants to continue in his career as a critic or pursue a different path.

The film's humor is typical of Bob Hope's signature style, with witty one-liners and physical comedy. Lucille Ball also brings her comedic talents to the screen, playing off of Hope's performance to create hilarious scenes.

In addition to the humor, the film also touches on themes of marriage and professional success. As Parker and Angela work through their issues, they come to realize the importance of supporting each other's dreams and career aspirations.

Critics Choice is a light-hearted comedy that is sure to bring a smile to viewers' faces. With its stellar cast and relatable themes, the film continues to be a fan-favorite comedy classic.

Critic's Choice is a 1963 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

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    1 hr 40 min
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    5.7  (1,117)